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East Coast festival lovers, gather ’round. Baltimore has been home to many of the country’s most popular music festivals for decades. Today, we’re taking the time to highlight the top three music festivals happening in Maryland’s Charm City that you can’t afford to miss this year.


In its 12th year in the festival scene, InfieldFest aims to merge hip-hop, electronic dance music, and the industry’s biggest rappers together for a single day packed with live music. Taking place at Pimlico Race Course in the heart of Baltimore, this unique festival allows fans to watch and bet on local horse races held at the popular Baltimore race course. This year’s lineup is straight fire – headliners include Marshmello, Diesel, and DaBaby, with Two Friends, DJ Pauly D, and many more also outfitting the bill. shop InfieldFest tickets

Moonrise Festival

Moonrise Festival is one of the Baltimore area’s newer but thriving festivals. Celebrating its 7th year running, Moonrise is also held at Pimlico Race Course, a venue that’s over 150 years old. Its grown to be one of the most popular summer festivals on the East Coast, focusing on some of the most beloved hip-hop, EDM, and house musicians. Moonrise also serves up some killer Baltimore-based cuisine, featuring local food vendors throughout the weekend. The 3-day festival also features art installations, exclusive VIP lounges, a “vendor village” for ticket holders to peruse, and much more. We’re still awaiting Moonrise’s 2020 lineup, but past performers include Big Gigantic, GRiZ, DJ Snake, Migos, Diplo, and more. shop Moonrise Festival tickets

Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival

If you’re looking for a dose of string bands and folksy jam sessions this summer, look no further than the esteemed Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival. Folk lovers from all over flock to Baltimore to see all the hottest folk and bluegrass bands strut their stuff on stage. Set for April 24-25, the jam-packed two-day festival is held at scenic Druid Hill Park in the heart of Baltimore. This year’s lineup is promising, with banjo-picking giants The Infamous Stringdusters and Yonder Mountain String Band headlining. Gangstagrass, Twisted Pine, and The Lil Smokies, among many others, will also be performing at the festival. shop Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival tickets

Baltimore Music Festivals 2020

Festival Name Date Tickets
Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival April 24-25 get tickets
InfieldFest May 16 get tickets
Moonrise Festival August 7-9 get tickets
High Zero Festival September 24-27 get tickets

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